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GLM develops new Sources exhibition

White Plains, N.Y. -- GLM has announced plans to launch Sources - an exhibition connecting international and domestic manufacturers, artisans and producers of home décor, accessories, gifts, private label apparel and handcrafts with U.S.-based importers, wholesalers, volume buyers, product designers and the largest U.S. retail chains.

SourcesNY is scheduled Sept. 18 and 19, 2013, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and SourcesLA will launch in February 2014, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

"Sources will provide GLM's 6,000 exhibiting companies featured at the New York International Gift Fair, National Stationery Show, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and Surf Expo with a dedicated resource of the world's better suppliers," said Kevin O'Keefe, GLM svp. "Now our customers and the nation's importers need not search the globe for the best manufacturers and artisans; Sources puts them all in one place, all vetted by GLM."

SourcesNY and SourcesLA are "strategically located near the nation's largest ports,": GLM said, and each will present some 300 suppliers, with anticipated representation from Bolivia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand, West Africa, Central Africa, Vietnam and other countries. Featured product categories will include home textiles, floor coverings, decorative accessories, and housewares, as well as ceramics, craft items, desk accessories, frames, glassware, home entertainment, jewelry, leather goods, lighting, pens and writing instruments, personal accessories, stationery, travel accessories, and woodenware.

The semi-annual event is expected to attract nearly 4,500 representatives from U.S.-based buying offices, catalogs, importers, wholesalers, designers, distributors, mail order merchants, major retailers, product developers and volume buyers.

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